The Advantage of Disadvantage: How to Transform Adversity into Action
Steve Pemberton's story is about defying seemingly insurmountable odds—overcoming abuse and neglect as an orphan in foster care to become a trail-blazing corporate executive, enlightened diversity leader, visionary youth advocate and acclaimed speaker. His best-selling memoir, A Chance in the World, recounts his triumphant life journey and drive to become a man of resilience, determination and vision. Now a major motion picture, A Chance in the World further amplifies Steve's highly motivational messages: believe in your dreams, rise above obstacles, create opportunities for others and, most of all, persevere. Determined to use his success as a platform to lift up others, Pemberton has made equality, access and opportunity pillars of both his professional and personal life. He currently serves as chief human resources officer for Globoforce. Prior to that, he had a significant role at Walgreens, where he was the first person in Walgreens' 100-plus year history to hold the position of chief diversity officer.
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